Mid-season Retreat in Michigan

I didn’t realize how much I needed to get away for a couple days and glance back, with a bird’s-eye view of my life, until we arrived in Michigan. We’re in the middle of our busy season, so this oasis was all the more important–giving us a moment to rest, rejuvenate, and mentally prepare for what’s ahead.

I’m not always excited to pull out my camera for personal use because it seems to just create more work. But with the excitement of a new lens (hello, Sigma 35 Art) and Adam’s willingness to carry the camera in his bag, I am so thankful to have a few snapshots to document the days we spent with Andrew and Todd (even though the latter nor sailing made it into my big-girl-camera photos) in Traverse City. Thankfully, their handsome pups Ottis and Ollie cleared their schedules and let Adam and I bribe them into a photoshoot.

We had too much fun with boomerang, filling our dinnertimes with re-watching (and re-re-re-re-watching) the tiny clips which are so silly and yet so amazingly entertaining. (See Boomerang compilation below, if you so desire). Happy to have a mom who loves photography almost as much quite possibly more than we do and snapped a few photos of me and Adam (great job, mom).

On the way home, we got the invite from some cool used-to-live-in-Columbus friends to come check out their coffee shop, wildroot coffee, where we had the most delicious scones, rooibos soda, and my favorite, the iced maple latte. My mom freaked out with excitement because not only was her latte delicious, it was the first time she’d ever, “gotten a picture on my coffee!” (#latteart). To be celebrated. If ever considering taking a 15-minute detour to visit their shop in Flint, I urge you to do so.

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  • mads - Oh I LOVE THIS LIL POST.
    Seeing you with the fam made my face light up and s smile burst to my face when your mom’s photos with her arms wide opened appeared on the screen. I am so so glad you got a lil Sabbath time.
    ++ boomerang game is ON POINTReplyCancel

    • racheljoybaransi@gmail.com - thanks, friend <3 <3ReplyCancel

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